Nothing wrong in visiting MR's home: PRECIFAC

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Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources, and Privileges (PRECIFAC) Secretary Lacille De Silva said its officials visited ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa's residence to obtain evidence over a matter concerning the ITN TV station.

He said the PRECIFIC did not want to create any issue and wanted to complete the work entrusted to them quickly.

Mr. De Silva said he did not see anything wrong to visit Mr. Rajapaksa's residence because he was a former head of state.

“This is the first time where a head of the state was summoned to the PRECIFAIC. We have acted in a flexible and reasonable manner on this matter,” he said.

Mr. De Silva responded to allegations that ex-president Rajapaksa had been treated in a special manner by visiting his residence by saying that only wanted to complete the inquiry without creating any issues.

He said he had sought the PRECIFAC permission to fix the case with regard to the ITN issue for a public hearing immediately as evidence was recorded from most of those responsible for what had happened.

Statements were recorded from former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and several other people including former Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, Dallas Alahapperuma, former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunga, former ITN chairman Anura Siriwardena and former Treasury Secretary P.B. Jayasundera.(Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 11

  • Bippity Boppity Boo Friday, 25 September 2015 01:06 AM

    Ah! Bucks do the talking in miracle Sri Lanka.

    Vade maker Friday, 25 September 2015 11:39 AM

    ON THE CONTRARY If we make a thousand rupees making idly and vade, we get called up to the Inland Revenue Dept and relieved of virtually everything besides the clothes we are wearing.

    Firaz Anver Friday, 25 September 2015 12:41 PM

    He is no more called an ex-president. Now he is an ordinary MP. Why all this preferential treatment. This issue will be closed very soon with verdict in this MPs favour.

    LEGISLATE Friday, 25 September 2015 06:48 AM

    What would be the form if MR has to give evidence in open court ?

    court Friday, 25 September 2015 08:14 PM

    A court complex will be built as an annex at Mademulla

    Ravi Friday, 25 September 2015 07:24 AM

    Mr. De Silva, if the option is given to all its ok. But when it comes to an inquiry there should never be special tratment.

    Wise Donkey Friday, 25 September 2015 02:10 PM

    Why not in a reputed five star hotel in the city?

    dinesh Friday, 25 September 2015 08:07 AM

    Very soon Court can be established in his residence with Judges appointed by him. Separate laws for so called VVIPs

    Cobra Friday, 25 September 2015 08:26 AM

    After all he won the terrorist(not the forces) and is now old and cannot walk about, no?

    H.D.Gunaratne Friday, 25 September 2015 08:42 AM

    i too agree that there is nothing wrong in visiting ex-President"s House to record a statement. An ex-President who enjoys certain privileges under the Constitution, whether he is reported to be a thief or rogue, should be treated with some decorum and dignity for the position he held, until proven guilty.

    Gobbaya Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:34 PM

    Finally all these acts end up with peoples judgement.


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